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Analysis of the Vocational and Residential Preferences of a Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia

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  • Alberto Zanni
  • Alastair Bailey
  • Sophia Davidova

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Abstract This study applies choice experiments to the analysis of the relative importance of both monetary and non-monetary determinants of vocational choice and spatial labour supply. It identifies the determinants of individuals’ choice of jobs and places of residence, and provides a better understanding of how rural labour adjustments might be managed in a country in transition. The results indicate that while wages are the most important factor influencing employment choice, other determinants affecting working conditions and residence do have a counterbalancing impact on choice. Results suggest that sample respondents do appear to be relatively immobile between sectors and also in terms of migration and commuting. However, our results do identify a range of non-wage determinants that might be used to stimulate mobility.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Spatial Economic Analysis.

Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 89-114

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Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:3:y:2008:i:1:p:89-114

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Keywords: Keywords: Choice experiments; labour supply; commuting; rural; C35; J29; P25; R23;

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  1. Tocco, Barbara & Davidova, Sophia & Bailey, Alastair, 2012. "Labour Adjustments In Agriculture: Evidence From Romania," 132nd Seminar, October 25-27, 2012, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 139503, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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